This job expired on 30 September 2021

  • Expected start date

    As soon as possible

  • Application deadline

    30 September 2021 at 12:00pm

  • Date listed

    22 September 2021

Job details

Job role
Teaching assistant
SEND responsibilities (special educational needs and disabilities)
Working pattern
Part time
30 hours per week (Variable 18-30)
Contract type
Fixed term (Until July 2022)
Annual or full time equivalent (FTE) salary
Grade C (Pt 2 –4)
Actual salary
£13,539 - £14,049 (SEN Allowance included)

Job summary


Post Commencement: As soon as possible
Posts: GTA (KS4)
Contract: Fixed Term, Term Time Only until July 2022
Hours & Salary: 30 hours per week (Variable 18-30)
Grade C (Pt 2 –4) £13,539 - £14,049 (SEN Allowance included)

As a Special School, we believe what we offer to our children, community and staff is unique and enables us to be forward thinking in terms of curriculum, provision and budget planning. As a specialist school for children with a wide range of SEN needs we have a strong moral compass in everything we do and this has seen us develop and grow our number on roll (currently 123). Our specialisms are predominantly within Autism, Communication Needs and Social, Emotional and Mental Health.

Our staff are our greatest asset and we invest in both our teaching and support staff CPD which has placed us in a good position with regards to current educational challenges.

Our Opportunity

Our school is growing and is very popular with parents and within the community. As a result we are looking to appoint a highly motivated GTA to join our school and work with our children and support them to be the best they can be. As a school we follow a primary model with the class lead delivering the whole curriculum as opposed to subject specialists.

Working in our school is incredibly rewarding as we all work together as part of the team enriching the education of our pupils. Our staff are highly regarded and we pride ourselves on developing our teams to excel and develop their career through specialised training and career paths.

We encourage applications from candidates who have a passion for special education and wish to work in a setting which offers reward and challenge and where no two days are the same! The role will involve working with groups of pupils and individual pupils with a range of additional needs including Speech & Language Communication, Autism, Social & Emotional Mental Health and physical difficulties under the direction of the Class Lead. The successful applicant will support pupils of varied ages and needs across the whole curriculum.

Applicants should have a genuine interest in working with children with additional needs and are required to have:
• Good written & communication skills
• Experience appropriate to working with children in an education setting.
• Be committed to fostering an environment that is encouraging, caring and supporting, with the physical and medical needs of children being catered for to the highest standard

We provide pupils with nurture and structure, this enables engagement and challenge. It takes a certain type of personality to successfully deliver the support and education we offer, we know from a wealth of experience that it is not easy and we have detailed support mechanisms in place for all new starters whether pupils or staff.

This is an exciting opportunity to be part of a dedicated team who have a clear philosophy and ethos of how they will work together to meet the needs of the pupils in their care and ensure our pupils can be the best they can be.

Application forms and further details are available for download on the Academy Website:

Closing Date for applications: Thursday 30 September 2021 at 12 noon
Interviews: To be confirmed
Please note that applications will only be accepted on the Academy’s Application Form.

The Woodlands Academy is committed to safeguarding and promoting the welfare of children and young people and expects all staff and volunteers to share this commitment.
DBS Disclosure is required for appointment to this post.
The Woodlands Academy supports the principle of equality of opportunity in employment.

Additional allowances

SEN Allowance

This job post has expired.

School overview

School type
Academy, ages 2 to 16
Education phase
School size
121 pupils enrolled
Age range
2 to 16

About The Woodlands Academy

At the Woodlands Academy Scarborough we STRIVE to provide the best possible opportunities for ALL our pupils.

Through :

•Specialist provision (our staff are highly trained in a range of specialisms to meet the full range of needs and disabilities of those attending Woodlands

•Therapeutic (we ensure we support pupils learning through specialist interventions and therapies as required)

•Relationships (strong trusting relationships are crucial within the school community for students to feel secure and supported where staff do tasks with the pupils not for them)

•Independence training (Students are supported to become independent and discouraged from being dependent. They develop to be as independent as possible )

•Vision (We are working with parents, governors, students (current and former) and with a range of services to further develop the academy to enrich and develop children with SEND in all aspects of their lives both in and out of school.

•Exploring (Through where essential core skills are learnt through a meaningful curriculum which provides exciting motivating learning and life experiences which is inclusive of all pupils)

School location

Woodlands Drive, Scarborough, North Yorkshire, YO12 6QN

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